In an era where sustainability takes center stage, it’s time to crank up the volume and embrace a new beat: Shared Mobility. The symphony of fewer emissions, increased urban space, and reduced car ownership comes alive when you infuse it with the legendary sounds of rock ‘n’ roll. Get ready to rock out at Shared Mobility Rocks, an extraordinary event that blends the spirit of shared mobility with the high-voltage energy of your favorite rock anthems! 🤘
Shared Mobility Rocks 2023
An Unconventional Rock 'n' Roll Shared Mobility Symposium
Setting The Stage For An Unforgettable Experience
This September (09.13.23) the stage will be set in North Vancouver for an electrifying convergence of shared mobility innovation and rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Hosted by movmi, the maestros of Shared Mobility Design, in collaboration with Autodelen.net and Mpact, this symposium promises an unforgettable, high energy and comprehensive experience.
“Everyone can agree we need to enhance mobility,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan. “For too long cities were designed for cars instead of people. We have taken a coordinated and bold approach to improving the way we move, but there is more to do. That’s why the City is pleased to welcome Shared Mobility Rocks to the Shipyards this September. We are proud to be the host city for this year’s conference and I look forward to learning more about emerging transportation solutions.”
The 2023 Shared Mobility Rocks Line-up
For this year’s Shared Mobility Rocks symposium the organizers and programming committee have curated a lineup that will have you on your feet, air guitaring and diving deep into the intricacies of shared mobility.
Take a look at just some of the sessions that have been announced so far – with more being announced every week! 👇
Shared Mobility United! 🤝
During this session the performers will discuss their work with the Shared Mobility Pilot Program (a Mobility-as-a-Service offering) – the most exciting shared mobility project in the Metro Vancouver region. It’s based on a close knit partnership of four local organizations: TransLink, bikeshare mobi as well as Modo and Evo, both offering a carshare service.
The goal of the pilot was to test how efficient and well received, integrated and multimodal travel in the city would be. Not only did over 60% of the participants shift their behaviour to sustainable modes, the project also won a Clean 50 Award in 2021.
Moderated by: Sandra Phillips
The Pipe Shop – Zone One | Time: 10:10am-10:50am
Jeopardy! A Civic Game of Shared Mobility 🛎
For this session the audience will be divided up into two teams and compete in a friendly game of Jeopardy. Each category of the Jeopardy “answers” will be sourced by municipal and regional representatives from government in BC and AB, who will make up the panel for this session. The panelists will clarify their “answers” as the game proceeds, facilitated by a host. 🎤
The Pipe Shop Main Stage | Time: 11am-12pm
Shared Mobility: Who's Getting Left Behind 🧓🏻
Every second, five shared mobility trips are made across major EU cities, mainly by bike or e-scooters. While one third of the population in the North Sea Region deals with some sort of reduced mobility, 90% of shared mobility solutions are used by young urban adults. In BC, nearly 15% of people over the age of 15 identify as having a disability and many more have temporary mobility restrictions at different times in their lives. This means that over 20 million citizens in the North Sea Region and well over half a million in BC are excluded from shared mobility options.
In this session, the performers will provide examples of shared mobility being made accessible to people with different forms of reduced mobility. They’ll also look at examples of – and challenges to – digital solutions, solutions that rely on volunteers/assistance, and first/last mile solutions to make shared mobility available to people with reduced mobility.
The Pipe Shop – The Club Zone | Time: 10:10am-10:50pm
A few more conference topics and sessions you should expect include:
Making MaaS an Ecosystem: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Step into the mosh pit of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) as experts delve into the challenges and opportunities of creating a comprehensive and seamless multimodal shared mobility ecosystem.
Living on a Prayer? The Co-creation of Shared Mobility Regulation Join the crowd as industry leaders engage in heady discussions on co-creating shared mobility regulations, balancing innovation with safety and sustainability.
Electrifying Shared Mobility = A Fleeting Notion or A Charged Debate? Plug into the electrifying debate surrounding shared mobility electrification. From charging infrastructure to battery technologies, this session will make sparks fly while exploring the role of electrification in achieving sustainable urban transportation.
Carsharing: The Start to It All Turn up the volume on carsharing as we explore its pivotal role in expanding shared mobility beyond urban centers. Discover innovative approaches that bridge the gap between urban and rural communities, making the entire crowd feel the rhythm of sustainable transportation.
Check out the full 2023 program and line up here! 👇
Join the Movement: Save the Date and Get Your Tickets
Are you ready to rock the shared mobility world? Mark your calendars for September 13th, 2023, and secure your spot at Shared Mobility Rocks 2023. This is your chance to be part of a movement that combines the power of shared mobility with the electrifying energy of rock ‘n’ roll.
To learn more about the conference and to purchase your tickets, visit the official Shared Mobility Rocks website at www.shared-mobility.rocks. Don’t miss out on this epic event that will shape the future of transportation.
Collaboration: Support From Our Sponsors
Shared Mobility Rocks would not be possible without the support of true rockstars in the industry. TransLink, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with numerous local municipalities and innovators both locally, nationally and internationally.